Anyone who has ventured into the world of high-heeled shoes knows that elegance doesn’t come without disadvantages, such as blisters on the feet and sores on the backs of the ankles. With that in mind, we’ve prepared a list of some tricks that promise to help you get the most out of your favorite high heel shoes.
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Start with the basics
It may seem obvious, but walking in high heels is something that must be worked on. And, as with any other skill, it’s essential to start with the basics. So don’t pressure yourself to walk around with 12 cm stilettos just because they look good with your look. Instead, at an early stage, use some kitten heels and progress.
Step first with your heel and then with your toes
Walking in high heels is much easier when you step first with your heel and then with your toes – mainly because your heels can withstand a level of pressure that exceeds the capacity of your toes.
Apply dry shampoo to feet
One of the main annoyances women face when wearing stilettos is the sweating of their feet, which therefore start to slip on their shoes. One thing that can help is to apply dry shampoo to your feet before putting it on. The product absorbs sweat and prevents them from slipping.
Apply deodorant on heels
Do you suffer from blisters because you wear heels for long periods of time? We are able to have the solution. Apply deodorant (yes, underarm) on your heels, so you don’t sweat so much and, consequently, you’ll put an end to the slips that cause the infamous blisters. This trick is similar to dry shampoo. Try them both and see which one works best for you.
Put bandages inside shoes
If you don’t like the idea of using dry shampoo or deodorant, there are other options. One is to use panty liners as insoles. Yes, that’s right. They not only absorb sweat but help with any unpleasant odors.
Use sandpaper on the soles
Slipping and falling are two of the biggest fears for women who wear high-heeled shoes. If the soles of your shoes slip, scrape them off with sandpaper, and perfect! Problem solved!
Tape the third and fourth finger together
The trick sounds silly, but it works for a simple reason: by using duct tape to join the two fingers together, it prevents tension in the nerve that passes between them and, above all, it avoids feeling pain.
Apply lip balm to heels
Walking in high heels can break the back of your ankles. But there is one thing that helps to avoid the problem: lip balm. Use the product on the affected area and heels, and you should have no further problems.